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Heroin Killed Missing Pataskala Woman

The Delaware County Coroner's office says a pregnant woman found dead in her car last month died of acute heroin intoxication.The manner of death of 23-year-old Deanna Ballman of Pataskala has yet to be determined. An autopsy found no signs of trauma. Relatives say Ballman disappeared while going to a house-cleaning job in New Albany she found through an online classified ad.  

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.